Survey findings and summary
Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the new results from the second annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey. The 2013 study draws upon data from over 7,000 small business owners nationwide and shows that Virginia continues to be a top state for small businesses, earning an 'A' grade for the ease of starting a business in the state and an 'A' overall.
Some of the key findings for Virginia include:
- Small business owners ranked Virginia #6 for its overall business friendliness, up from #7 last year. In comparison to Virginia's 'A' grade, Maryland was middle-tier with a 'C'.
- The state also received an 'A' grade for its licensing regulations and tax codes, as well as an 'A' for its training and networking programs. Additionally, Virginia was ranked #4 for the quality of its online business resources.
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